On 02/04/2015 03:04 AM, Li, Chen wrote:
For generic driver, there is a flag named
When it set to True, share-server(nova instance) would be created
directly on the “share-network”.
When it set to False, the subnet within share-network must connected
to a router, and then manila would create its own subnet and connect
to the router too, and start share-server in manila’s subnet.
assume the difference here is L2 vs L3 connectivity.
But, I wander whether there are some other reasons for generic driver
to support this flag.
So, my question here is:
As an cloud admin, what I need to consider to help me figure
out what value I should set for this flag ?
L3 connectivity tends to be dramatically more efficient in a larger
cloud because it limits the size of the broadcast domains. If you try to
use L2 connectivity between the share server and all its clients, and
any of those machines are separately in the physical world (separate
racks, separate aisles, separate datacenters) then all your ARP traffic,
etc, is traversing backbone links.
The only benefit to L2 connectivity that I'm aware of is a potential
performance improvement by removing the (virtual) router as a bottleneck.
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